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Botanist Bar: No. 24 on North America’s 50 Best Bars List

April 24th, 2024

We are thrilled to share the news that Botanist Bar has been crowned 24th best bar in North America by North America’s 50 Best Bar Academy!

The 2024 ranking reflects the best bar experiences from North America’s 50 Best Bars Academy, consisting of 270 members made up of bartenders, bar owners, drinks media and well-travelled cocktail connoisseurs from Canada, USA, Mexico and the Caribbean. The announcement was made at last night’s ceremony in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Botanist Bar celebrates the Pacific Northwest’s unique biodiversity in its approach; culinary-forward cocktails blend the union of science and nature together to deliver a sophisticated yet whimsical drinking experience. The bar is led under the guidance of Creative Beverage Director Grant Sceney.

“To be recognized on this list for a second year in a row speaks volumes about Botanist Bar’s constant pursuit of creativity,” said Grant Sceney, Creative Beverage Director at Fairmont Pacific Rim. “It’s a reflection of all of the people that have been a part of its seven-year journey.”

Botanist is set to celebrate this esteemed recognition by hosting The Clumsies, ranked No.47 on the World’s 50 Best Bars list in 2023, for a collaborative cocktail experience on May 15 and 16 in Vancouver, their latest in an ongoing series of guest collaborations with world-renowned bars. On Wednesday, May 15, Botanist Executive Chef Hector Laguna will design a six-course Mediterranean-inspired tasting menu, paired with a cocktail menu developed by Sceney and The Clumsies team. Tickets, priced at $245 CAD ++ per person, are now available and can be purchased online.

Continuing its commitment to delivering unparalleled experiences, Botanist hosts a series of collaborations aimed at immersing guests in the finest culinary explorations.


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